disabuse (someone or oneself) of (something)

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disabuse (someone or oneself) of (something)

To stop someone or oneself from continuing to believe something that is false. After being so ill, I had to disabuse myself of the notion that work is more important than my health.
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disabuse someone of something

to rid someone of an incorrect idea. Please allow me to disabuse you of that assumption. Please disabuse yourself of the notion that you are perfect.
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Obviously, there are people out there who do believe that gambling offers something for nothing, and we should all join with the likeable Hattersley in trying to disabuse them of the notion, for they will surely end up losing.
It's high time that the Canadian bishops disabuse them of this notion.